Appliance Prosthetic – Stage 3

Well, 12 Hours have past since the negative was pored and it was time to see how it went.

The 2 Pieces came apart very easily so the vaseline worked very well as a barrier for the hydrocal – although as we will see it did leave light brush marks in the resulting cast.

As you can see, there is some cleanup work to do on the pieces to remove the plasticine.

Closeup of the Negative mold piece.  The nose pores are very clear (which is excellent) but as mentioned, you can see the light brush strokes.  This shouldn’t be a big problem as the platsil gel-00 is translucent white and once pigmented and adhered to the skin they should be almost invisible.

So on with the cleaning.  Iso Alcohol was used to dissolve the Plasticine although a small amount of the colorant in the Plasticine did stain the hydrocal – but its just color.

Now I will leave it a couple of days in a warm dry environment to ensure the hydrocal is fully cured before we get onto the REALLY fun part – Casting my first Silicon prosthetic … YAY!

Appliance Prosthetic – Test 01

Well I have finally started making my first facial prosthetic to be cast with the Platsil Gel-00 Silicon.  This is just the initial Plasticine buildup and roughing out.

For now I will let this ‘rest’ so it can harden up a little more (it gets VERY soft when worked) before I continue smoothing and adding finer details.  Once the sculpt is finished, fake skin texturing will be added and then a plaster/hydrocal negative mold will be made just of the nose appliance.  Then the fun with silicon begins.


Even though this is a ‘test’ piece I plan to use this appliance at a local *Con event taking place in September.